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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Breaks and Aches

Last night at 6 pm (or thereabouts) the neighbor from next door walks Prissy home - screaming.

Now to paint an accurate picture, my darling daughter is a screamer, whiner and all time bawl baby. I love her - really I do, but she cries at the drop of a hat.

Last nights cry was the same cry that I hear from her all the time. It wasn't sharper or louder, it was normal.
So when my hubby met my daughter at the gate he was calm and consoling.

Then he lifted her arm to get a better look at it! Loud screaming filled the air - not from my Miss Prissy, but from my hubby! Her arm had snapped (skin unbroken) the bone literally sitting under the elbow. A huge lumpy bulge!

Long story short - The neighbor agrees to watch Little Man while we run to the Urgent Care. Urgent Care sends us to ER. ER gives her some pain meds and takes X-rays. (Twice) They come back and say they have called an ambulance to come take her to Primary Children's Hospital.
Yup, she needs surgery.

Hubby goes with Prissy, I take off running.
I drive from WVC to Magna, pick up little man, pack bags for him and for us, call my AWESOME BFF and head off to her house in Murray, then all the way to University hill!
I can't even believe that I made it before they took my girl into surgery, but God is good!

Surgery starts at almost 10:30 at night. We met her doctor and liked her right away!
She was hopeful that the surgery would be over in an hour.

Two hours later the doctor comes in to explain that her arm was even more messed up then they first believed. Not only had it completely broken and lodged itself underneath her elbow making it hard to move it back into place, the back part had completely shattered!

They spent literally 1 hour moving all the broken fragments into place and making sure it was lined up correctly!

Finally at 1:30 am, she falls into a deep sleep and stays asleep until 7:30 am! Papa and mama both stayed the night with her, Little Man slept over at my BFF's and wants to be babysat again!
We had to stay there for her anti-infection & pain meds. They needed to make sure she could handle the pain on liquid meds and not need IV meds.

Finally after Lunch we were released!

Here she is! She will miss the next week of school as it will be until next Thursday until they can cast it.
This leaves her with one short day of school - the last day of school!
She is excited to go back and have her friends sign her cast and say goodbye for the summer! Next year starts a new school - thankfully closer to home!

This is a bad break and will take a while to repair.
List of blessings!

1. All of her nerves are fine!
2. She didn't do any damage to the muscle
3. No damage to the tendon
4. Amazingly no major blood vessels were broken!
5. School is almost over so it won't matter that she can't write! (Right handed)
6. They expect a full recovery! - NO problems with growth, movement or feeling!

List of the downers - Its a hot summer and she won't be able to get wet!
She won't be able to play as much during the summer as she would have wanted.
I don't want to see the bill when this comes in!

Thankfully God is in control! I will sleep deep tonight! I am sure everyone else will as well!


Heather said...

Sounds like an awful break but glad to hear there will be no long lasting damage.

Dawn Marie said...

I agree with Heather, I'm so glad that there will be no lasting damage! Give her our love!

Blessed Rain said...

Thank you both!
It's called a contour fracture lvl 3.
According to them its very bad and we were lucky to not have any lasting damage!

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